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    Lets get this party started!

    The "Barn Bike" has officially started paint and reassembly work. 1969 R 69S that literally sat in a barn disassembled since 1975 has gotten a new lease on life. It will be "Turf Green" with the paint being supplied by Holt Design.

    I'm a little behind the eight ball with the pictures of progress as I had to get a new computer, you would think these computers would last a little longer, I got 10 years out of the last one. I will see if I can dig up some pictures of it the day I picked it up, they might even be posted in the forum already somewhere.

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    Turf Green

    You really like those green bikes. My '55 R69 is Polizei Green like your R50. I have another '67 R60/2 in green also. We need pictures.


    Dave in MI

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    Welcome to the forum, slash2nut! Was your R69 actually in police use in Germany? My R25/2 was part of the police force up until 1970 in a small town near Koblenz.
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    In the beginning!

    This is the "Barn Bike" as I pulled it out its hiding spot and loaded it up many moths and dollars ago.
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    When or if I get the pictures resized I can share

    Well the Barn Bike is coming along nicely these days, some stuff is worked and painted with some Holt Turf Green, I have almost all the needed motor parts to reassemble, tires ready to mount on fresh wheels and a few other things on the list. I have some pictures to share regarding the progress of the restoration. Unfortunately I can't figure out just how to resize the pictures so I can post them. I thought windows 10 was supposed to be an upgrade and not a road block to simplicity. I guess I just hijacked my own thread to whine about a stupid computer. Maybe I will get mailing addresses for all interested and send printed copies out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69zeff65 View Post
    Well the Barn Bike is coming along nicely these days, some stuff is worked and painted with some Holt Turf Green, I have almost all the needed motor parts to reassemble, tires ready to mount on fresh wheels and a few other things on the list. I have some pictures to share regarding the progress of the restoration. Unfortunately I can't figure out just how to resize the pictures so I can post them. I thought windows 10 was supposed to be an upgrade and not a road block to simplicity. I guess I just hijacked my own thread to whine about a stupid computer. Maybe I will get mailing addresses for all interested and send printed copies out.
    You can use the "Photos" tool that comes with Windows 10 to resize your photos. Once you have Photos open and your picture open, click on the three-dot menu at the top right corner of the Photos screen and select "Resize". You will see three pre-set options plus a custom sizing. You might try the "M" setting first, and this thread has some helpful information. https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...or-less-sizing

    The included applications with Windows 10 are not intended to be the best tool, but rather "a" tool, so you might want to look at commercial products like ACDSee if you want more ease and control to manage and edit your photos.
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    I would recommend getting a SmugMug account, it is a pay site but works extremely well. I've been using my account for over 10 years and have over 10000 pics up. It makes posting photos super easy. The owner is the guy who owns ADVrider.com which is the biggest forum out there with over 350 000 members around the world. You can use the coupon in my sig line to save $5 when you open one.
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    Lets try this

    I gave it a shot Gregfeeler
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    Success!

    Now I might just be dangerous. Thank Greg I can put my sledge hammer away now

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    Here are a few more

    It's time to paint that frame and start reassembly
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    Quote Originally Posted by 69zeff65 View Post
    Now I might just be dangerous. Thank Greg I can put my sledge hammer away now
    Yes indeed! Looks like you are on a roll! Good luck with your restoration - I love it when one more old bike is brought back for another life.
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    Looks like you have a 12 volt system based on the shape of the battery bracket. I'd want to check out all the electrics carefully during the reassembly.
    I'd recommend assembling the engine bottom half prior to placing the engine into the frame. You can do the top end later. The extra weight of installing a completely assembled engine encourages you to scratch the frame paint.
    Good luck with your project.
    Get it together and enjoy a great motorcycle!
    Boxerbruce

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    I've been down that road before

    Great advice Bruce. I've got a few under my belt and have the motor thing all worked out I leave it bare. No top end, timing cover, flywheel or oil pan. I spray a little Canola cooking spray on it and it just slides right in.
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    Progress

    I stuck the wrong picture in the last post
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